Harry Reid Talks Retirement Plans, Floats Becoming Newspaper Columnist

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is toying with the idea of becoming a newspaper columnist upon his retirement, he told reporters Monday.

The Nevada Democrat said he’s been working hard to get his op-eds in notable publications — with the exception of conservative Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Review-Journal, which he referred to as “a dog of a newspaper” last December.

“I’ve been hustling. I’ve been seeing if I can write an op-ed column every day, not once in a while, and place it in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Sun newspaper in Las Vegas, but I haven’t gotten any takers on that yet,” he told reporters, according to Roll Call.

Reid then speculated that he may be hired by Nevada political reporter Jon Ralston, who is set to launch The Nevada Independent next year.

“Hmm…. Independent Like NV goes w/@TheNVIndy,” Ralston said of the senator’s proposal on Twitter.

The 76-year-old senator is set to retire at the end of this term.

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